Monthly Archives: March 2012

Georgia Salpa’s first ice-cream of 2012

another sunny day at the office – and what can be more inspiring, than taking advantage of the sun outside and why not? enjoy an ice-cream

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Well done Georgia 

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3D artworks // Takanori Aiba

expanding his range through his life as a freelance maze illustrator, Takanori Aiba’s further permutation move was as concept maker and art director for architectural spaces. Let’s get more into a weird[naah] 3Dstyle of work – by his latest exhibition, under the name

“Adventures of the Eyes” 

”Aiba’s works make use of an aerial perspective, which like the diagram for a maze[wikimaze], shows the whole from above (macro view) while including minute details (micro view).”


exceptionally handled works

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Takanori Aibas works – from the 13th Annual Realism Juried Online International Art Exhibition going on until Jan 2013(+)

On the way to food

Pimp ma drawing board

|Spot it – Transform it| feat.Lower Manhattan

 yo. zup. FG all the way from New York downtown- spreading special stuff for FGaddicts.


Paul Rudolph’s proposal for an expressway running across lower Manhattan from 1967-72, linking New Jersey to Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.

 Parker Seybold created a gif that animates Paul Rudolph’s Lower Manhattan Expressway “LoMex” from 1970 and layers it onto a Google Maps perspective of the neighborhood today.

 In comparison to Rudolph’s proposal, Vernon Roether’s “Collage section mash-up of the Highline, the street and the Delancey Underground” explores the possibility of underground spaces to be reactivated following the model of the High Line.

Roether asks, “What does it look and feel like to be underground in NYC?” in order to reframe the potential of underground spaces.

Connecting the underground space to the rest of the neighborhood and streets above is a key to unlocking its potential . Seybold’s research of the site around the unused trolley terminal underneath Delancey Street studied the traffic patterns of coming on and off the Williamsburg Bridge.

The diagram above visualizes the 24 hour traffic volume (data from NY DOT)
blue = westbound traffic 
red = eastbound traffic

The site is connected to transportation infrastructure in multiple ways and plays an important role in helping people move throughout the city and neighborhood. Historically, the Williamsburg Bridge has been a significant node between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

 Given the incredible complexity of the site, the studio will be working with the MTA and the Delancey Underground as well as well as the Center for Urban Realestate (CURE) to envision the future roles the underground and above ground spaces might play in the surrounding neighborhood and city.

via  (+)

Senseless Drawing Bot // cool machines

Created by So KANNO + Takahiro YAMAGUCHI
Metal Works Supported by Hitto ASAI
Special Thanks: Montana Colors Japan



“15th Japan Media Art Festival”
2.22 – 3.4, 2012

@AKIBATAMABI21, 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo
9.10 – 10.10, 2011

● VIDEO in action ●

Irina Shayk goes swimming

yo to everyone enjoying the sunny day 2day,

down here at the FG when architecture tends to get boringly boring we turn to our 2nd interest : hot chicks.

Irina Shayk has always been a good distractions even for our chinese interns with job description : “changing line thickness in Adobe Illustrator” 

Anywayz, Irina went swimming with a friend in Miami and I could say the photographer captured all views of the model [front, back, left, right]


via sportpaper (+)

In case you are a woman interested both in architecture & our blog (quite unlikely) and you found this post offensive….


Anamorphic /

no comment

before taking

one step away

to balance


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An hour in the life of London


here is a good visual document about how people spend time in London.

I dont remember at all where i saw it first so my apologies for not giving out the source. Its not an FG image fo sho tho

bjarke hits with a “mountain” le US of A

One of our favorite architectz, [pictured bellow],

is showing us how you have to roll like a boss if u want to stay on the top. Although Europe is turning away from ze BIG power and China/Japan has already regretted any single danish addition to their land, …..

le Bjarke decided to play his tricks in the US of A.

via the miami.herald (+)

Old Grand Bay hotel to become new residential tower


The Grand Bay hotel, once an icon of luxury,

will be razed to make way for a residential tower designed

by a prominent Danish architect.

(dont u luv how they call him “prominent” and did not go for something like “the youngest hot-gun of the architecture world” bla bla bla)


In its prime, the Grand Bay hotel in Coconut Grove was the place to be, whether you were a businessman meeting for breakfast, a celebrity seeking publicity or a bride celebrating her perfect day.

But the hotel’s heyday was a long time ago. And soon, it will just be a memory.

The only hotel south of Palm Beach to have ever earned the coveted Mobil five-star rating will be demolished to make way for a residential tower designed by an up-and-coming Danish architect, the developer confirmed Thursday.

“Our plans are to do something that’s very one-of-a-kind,” said David Martin, chief operating officer of Terra Group, which bought the property last summer for $24 million. “We wanted to really build something that people felt they could be proud of.”

For the first time since the purchase, Martin provided details on the company’s plans for the site. After a gradual decline, the Grand Bay has been shuttered for nearly four years, collecting mold, graffiti and pigeon droppings.

While full details of the new project are still to come, here’s what is known:

The building will be 20 stories high with about 96 units, all residential.

Lead design is by Bjarke Ingels Group, or BIG, which has made waves for high-profile projects near Copenhagen and in China, New York City and Utah. Ingels, a 30-something “starchitect” in-the-making, was named Innovator of the Year in Architecture by the Wall Street Journal’s magazine.

Raymond Jungles, the landscape architect who designed the grounds at 1111 Lincoln Road and the New World Symphony’s rooftop garden, will handle the outdoor space. And rounding out what Martin called a “design dream team” is Coral Gables architecture firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe and Associates, which has worked on Miami-area residential projects and hotels for years — including the original Grand Bay.

Developed by the late Sherwood “Woody” Weiser and Donald Lefton of The Continental Companies for $30 million, the hotel opened in 1983 in an area transitioning from artsy-hippie enclave and cocaine-cowboy hangout to major tourist destination. The 200-roomGrand Bay, at 2669 S. Bayshore Dr., was immediately hailed for its pyramid-shaped structure, its pristine service and its draw for jetsetters, especially Regine’s nightclub, which sat atop the hotel. The eponymous nightclub queen operated party spots around the world but chose the Grand Bay as only her second U.S. location.“I called it Fantasyland,” said Terry Zarikian, who worked there for 10 years in jobs including public relations director for Regine’s.“It was filled with celebrities. It was very, very classy, very chic.”

bad taste or masterpiece ?


just spotted dis crazy project & although you give the luv to FG for our opinionz this time we will let you decide.

we just give you the visual material to think bout it..

Where is my YELLOW DUCK little troll ?


Helix Project visitor centre


Nicoll Russell Studios